I come from a huge family, and I am blessed to have a bunch of sisters and cousins that I consider to be my very best friends. Every year since before I was born our families would get together to celebrate Christmas at my aunt Heidi’s house, but this year marks the first year of new traditions. My aunt recently sold her home, and the annual large and crazy holiday gathering will no longer take place. I took it upon myself to plan and host a smaller and more intimate holiday kids’ party so that my boys and their closest cousins can continue to make holiday memories together.
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I had originally planned on a snowflake theme for our party, and when I went to Walmart to shop for party supplies, I was blown away by their selection of merchandise from the new Disney FROZEN movie! I figured that a snowflake party and Disney’s FROZEN go perfectly hand-in-hand, so I filled my cart with lots of FROZEN goodies including books, dolls, and talking snowmen as our holiday gifts and party favors for the kids. I also picked up the FROZEN Small Doll Complete Story Set, and they worked perfectly as accent decorations for our food tables on party day.
Elsa and Anna dolls dressed up our hot cocoa bar and beverage station.
Sven the reindeer and Olaf the snowman looked totally cute perched atop boxes of “snowball” powdered donuts!
I printed out some fun FROZEN coloring pages and mazes, and set up our train table as a coloring station for the kids.
Who knew that everyone would love it as much as they did?! It was the perfect activity to keep the kids occupied while all of the guests were arriving, and it gave the parents a few minutes to relax and catch up while the kids were playing independently.
I like to do as much prep as I can in the day or two before the party, so I baked a bunch of snowflake shaped sugar cookies and mixed up my icing the night before so that everything was ready to go.
Cookies, icing, sprinkles, and chocolate candies (with a side of donuts!)…sounds like a perfect way to keep the kids busy and happy!
Each child received their own mini tray to keep the icing and sprinkle mess to a minimum, and the trays worked perfectly for transporting all of their extra sweet treats home. ALL of the kids were very insistent about sharing their cookies with Sven the reindeer!
I used this FROZEN poster as the centerpiece for our photo area, and the kids loved having their picture taken with Olaf the snowman! They’re sitting down here since my older boys are ridiculously tall, but all of the little kids were the perfect height for standing eye-to-eye with the silly snowman for their photos. SO much fun!
The kids also had a chance to play with “No Melt Snow Dough” during the party – unfortunately, I overcooked it a bit so the texture was a bit more crumbly than I wanted it to be, but the kids loved it! It turns out that “it just makes it more like real snow” according to my seven-year-old!
Hans and Sven had to get in on the snow dough fun too, naturally! Sven was the life of the party – first donuts, then cookies and now snow dough!
Before our guests went home for the evening, we presented everyone with a holiday gift. My six-year-old helped wrap the presents, and he chose all kinds of pretty wrapping papers that kept with our icy theme.
Everyone was so excited to find FROZEN toys, books and dolls in their packages!
We had SO much fun at our FROZEN party, and I’m already looking forward to celebrating with this new holiday tradition next year!
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